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Duration: 
4 years part time
Location: 
Industry
Other
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Workplace

Applications for next intake due 31 December 2018

Overview

Gain the skills and knowledge to become a licensed electrician with a Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician at Victoria University Polytechnic.

Combine on-the-job training with your employer with this practical and theoretical course. You’ll learn to complete all phases of electrical systems and equipment including:

  • installation
  • testing
  • fault finding
  • repair
  • maintenance.

Completing this course satisfies the Electrical Regulatory Authority Council’s requirements to sit the licensing exam to become a licensed electrician.

This is an apprenticeship course - you must be employed as an apprentice electrician to study it. 

You’ll learn at our $44 million state-of-the-art trades hub at our Sunshine Campus. Our ‘Construction Futures’ hub is a sustainable training facility with a six-Star Green rating. It provides modern high-tech labs and dynamic workshops including:

  • concrete laboratory
  • survey laboratory
  • engine laboratory
  • soldering/construction laboratories
  • power systems laboratory
  • computer workstations with simulation and modelling software.

Everything you learn at Victoria University Polytechnic has direct links to the real world. You’ll learn practical skills on special purpose machinery at our Construction Hub, giving you the chance to test out your theoretical knowledge.

You’ll learn from teachers who have valuable industry contacts and the latest industry-standard skills.  You’ll also develop links with industry and professional experience through:

  • industry projects
  • live work
  • industry simulation.

Victoria University Polytechnic is a supportive place to study. We have a range of academic support programs that can help you if you're struggling with your studies.

We can help you with your assignments and assessment tasks, maths, writing skills and English language support, as well as showing you effective ways to study and manage your time and preparation. Our study support programs include:

  • workshops and study groups
  • student mentors and peer learning
  • maths and writing resources.

We also have disability support services and counselling services available for all students.

 

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Careers in electrotechnology

Electrical skills are highly sought after. There has been strong employment growth for electricians in the past five years and growth is expected to continue (Job Outlook).

This Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician can lead to a career as a domestic, commercial or industrial electrician. You could find employment across several industries, including manufacturing, construction and mining. You could work in-house for a large or small company, as an external consultant or as a self-employed tradesperson.

You could work in roles such as:

  • electrician
  • air conditioning/refrigeration mechanic
  • electronics trades worker
  • telecommunications trades worker.

Professional recognition

Once complete, this qualification allows you to apply to become a licensed electrician through Energy Safe Victoria. You can also apply for an Open Cabler Registration licence endorsed by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA).

 

Course structure

To be awarded UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician course, a student must successfully complete the following units of competency, comprising of:

  • all core units, and;

  • a combination of electives achieving a total weighing of 140 points of which: 

  • units may be selected, which does not exceed a maximum value of sixty (60) points, from Group A, and;

  • units must be selected, with a minimum value of eighty (80) and do not exceed a maximum value of one hundred and forty (140) points, from Group B.

Note: Units from Group A, include imported units from other training packages and/or state accredited courses which are first packaged at AQF Level 3.  If units have not been assigned a weighting by the relevant EE-Oz Industry Technical Advisory Committee, their weighting will be ten (10) points.

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at Victoria Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation, may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the training package and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification provides competencies to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in building and premises. It includes ERAC requirements for an ‘Electrician’s licence’.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

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Direct applications due 31 December 2018.

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